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What do i need to use the 8 Mic inputs on my Studiolive 16 as Line Inputs?

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asked Jun 22, 2019 in StudioLive Series III by schmidtbaby (380 points)
Also, Why would half the inputs be Mic Only? Who would need that many Mic inputs?

Not trying to be rude, but I'm setting up my Studiolive 16 for the first time and I can only use 8 of the 16 inputs?

Please be gentle - I just spent 8 hours trying to get Studio One -4 to work on a Win 7 PC when I gave up and upgraded to Win 10
 

Please help - thanks

PS - I have 10 Stereo synths/Sound modules and A AXEFX III

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answered Jun 22, 2019 by wahlerstudios (104,410 points)
selected Jun 26, 2019 by jonnydoyle
 
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XLR doesn't mean that it's for microphones only. You can also use XLR for line signals. The preamps are able to handle all gain settings. If you own a TRS  to XLR cable somewhere, simply try how the mixer handles the signal. Generally, DI boxes are used to connect keyboards to a mixer. Some keyboards even have XLR connectors built-in, which means that the signals are leveled and balanced inside the keyboard.

The 16R rack mixer might be a better mixer and interface for you. It has 16 "combo locking XLR mic-¼” TRS line" connectors. The 16R is a single core mixer and has only two effect slots. A 24R rack mixer as a dual-core mixer would provide more input channels, more flex mixes and more effects.
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